Thursday, April 24, 2014,
- Location: The Coca-Cola Company Headquarters • 1 Coca-Cola Plaza NW • Atlanta, GA 30313
2014 Commodore Classroom with Marshall Eakin
April 24, 2014 6:30 PM ET
Location: The Coca-Cola Company Headquarters, 1 Coca-Cola Plaza NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Join alumni, family and friends for a special lecture and meet and greet with Vanderbilt professor, Marshall Eakin
"Why Brazil Matters"
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Lecture: 7:15 p.m.
includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer, and onsite parking
Register below by Monday, April 21, 2014
Seating is limited so be sure to register early!
*Please enter through the North Avenue entrance. All guests must check in with security. Reception and lecture will be on the mezzanine level (2nd floor)*
After six presidential elections over the past quarter-century, the world’s third largest democracy and sixth largest economy now has nearly twenty years’ experience with low inflation and a political stability that few countries in the world can match. Although inequalities remain some of the highest in the world, the Brazilian middle class has grown dramatically over the past decade becoming the single largest socio-economic group. Self-sufficient in petroleum and on the verge of exploiting some of the planet’s largest and deepest offshore oil fields, Brazil has also become the world’s greenest large economy with nearly three-quarters of its energy provided by hydroelectric and bio-fuels. In 2014, the country will host the World Cup, and in 2016 Rio de Janeiro will follow up as the site of the Summer Olympics. As the great recession shook most of the world after 2008, Brazil posted impressive economic growth, in particular, with the help of a world commodities boom. Brazil has become one of the most important emerging powers in the world.
About Marshall Eakin
Marshall C. Eakin is Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. Eakin received his B.A. in history and anthropology from the University of Kansas in 1975, and his M.A. in Latin American history in 1977. He did his doctoral work in Latin American history at UCLA completing his Ph.D. in 1981. Eakin came to Vanderbilt in 1983. Check out Marshall Eakin's full bio for more information about his career.